Floating Robot for Eliminating Debris


Our Floating Robot for Eliminating Debris, FRED, is ready to tackle the pollution affecting our waterways. FRED is capable of picking up debris ranging in size from 3 centimeters to 2 feet and has recently progressed to monitor water quality and create underwater geographic mapping. While collecting debris, FRED will simultaneously record changes in the water quality over time and help predict impacts climate change or runoff pollution. Geographic mapping will provide valuable data for understanding and managing waterways.

FRED is offered in three sizes: a fully operational 16 foot prototype, two small-scale 6 foot prototypes, and smaller prototypes to serve as scouts for mapping out the region before the larger FREDs move in. All FREDs are solar-powered and function independent from fossil fuels.

2021 Beach Clean-Up